NYS FFAI Fundraiser

A Special Night of Song and Story

hosted by The Quiet Man Public House & AOH Division 18 Peekskill
Tuesday March 12 6pm Band @ 7pm

Concert & Buffet $30

Cash Bar

The Return of Ireland’s Number 1 Rebel Band

A Night Of Lively Irish Music you will not forget!

The Druids

New York State Board
Ancient Order Of Hibernians
Freedom For All Ireland Committee
Fundraiser to Support for Irish Groups Dedicated to Peace with Justice
Dan Dennehy- Chairman of New York AOH FFAI Committee
Tickets & Information (914)588-2710 dandennehy@hotmail.com

Veterans Affairs – 12-12

Veterans Aid and Attendance Improved Pension is being offered by the VA. This pension allows for Veterans and surviving spouses who require regular attendance of another person to assist with eating, bathing, dressing and toileting to receive additional monetary benefits. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental incapacity. This is a pension benefit and is not dependent upon service related injuries for compensation. A&A can help pay for care in the home, nursing home or assisted living facilities.

Eligibility: Any veteran who served 90 days or more on active duty, with at least one day in war time, and who has an Honorable Discharge. Widows and widowers of veterans are also eligible.

Please remember our troops who are overseas this Christmas and keep all our Veterans in your prayers.

Great Irish Fair

Friday, September 14, 2012 – 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday, September 15th & 16th, 2012 – 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM

A Family Friendly Event Celebrating New York City’s Great Irish-American Heritage & Culture

Join us and enjoy a day filled with:

Local musicians will be playing both traditional and contemporary Irish music both days. As in the past vendors and neighborhood pubs will recreate their venue for two days on the Fairgrounds offering great food and drink.

A separate area at the Fairgrounds will be set up with children’s inflatable rides and attractions.

The children will enjoy:

  • Inflatable Rides
  • Magic Shows
  • Face Painting
  • Balloonists and more…

Calendars Will Be Available At The End of the Month

WORTHY DIRECTORS, COUNTY PRESIDENTS, DIVISION PRESIDENTS, AND MEMBERS. I HOPE EVERYONE HAD AN ENJOYABLE SUMMER.

ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN. WE HAD A SUCCESSFUL 2012 CALENDAR

PROGRAM WE WERE ABLE TO SELL ALMOST 900 CALENDARS BETWEEN THE AOH AND THE LAOH. WITH A LITTLE EFFORT I THINK WE CAN SELL THE 1000 FOR 2013.

I EXPECT THE 2013 CALENDARS BY THE END OF THE MONTH SO I CAN HAVE THEM DISTRIBUTED IN SEPTEMBER. ANY SUGGESTIONS YOU HAVE TO MAKE THIS PROGRAM MORE SUCCESSFUL WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

YOURS IN OUR MOTTO

JOHN HENNESSY

CALENDAR CHAIR. & PAST STATE PRES.

NYS Mixed Doubles Bowling Tournament

Click Here To Download Registration Form

Hosted by AOH / JFK Div. #1 & LAOH / JFK Div. #1 Schenectady, New York

Date: October 22, 2011          Bowling Registration Starts @ 1:30 / Boulevard Bowl

Price $35.00 includes bowling and banquet following at Schenectady Hall.
Music for the evening will be provided by “Who’s Your Paddy”
If you would like to attend the banquet only the price is $20.00.
Rooms are available at the following:
Holiday Inn 100 Nott Terrace  $109.95 plus tax  (518) 393-4141
Quality Inn 2788 Hamburg Street $72.90 plus tax  (518) 355-1111
This room rate is good only until September 21, 2011.
When reserving a room you must mention AOH.

Teams will be assigned by blind draw at the conclusion of the bowling.
Prizes will be awarded to First, Second and Last Place Teams.
Individual awards for both female and male bowlers will be as follows:  High Game Scratch, High Series Scratch, High Game Handicap, High Series Handicap.

175th Update

After many months of planning for our 175th Anniversary and the hard work by the chairman, Ed Wallace, and especially his on the scene men, Tom Bierne and Jim Burke, and the rest of the committee, a decision has been made to have a Mass and a reception on May 21st 2011 at Old St Patrick’s Church in Lower Manhattan. The Mass has been set for 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception in the Youth Center across the street from the church. National Chaplain, Father Tom O’Donnell will be in contact with Archbishop Dolan to see if he can say the Mass.

Originally, the committee and the National Board had set aside Columbus Day weekend, October 7-9th in New York City, but this just proved to be too cost prohibitive. For a 2 night stay in a hotel, busing to and from Old St Patrick’s, and a banquet outside the Hotel, (which would be much cheaper than in any hotel) would cost approximately $700-$800 PER PERSON, without travel expense, parking or bringing your spouse. We felt, that in this economy, it was not feasible for our members to attend at such a cost. It was then agreed that a one day celebration, closer to our original organizational date, on Saturday, May 21st, was set.

The National Board meeting, in conjunction with the National President’s Dinner, would be held on the original date of Columbus Day weekend, October 7 – 9th, with the meeting and dinner on Saturday October 8th 2011, in Philadelphia. This would be less expensive and we will continue the celebration of our 175th anniversary at this function. So we will have a celebration in NY on May 21st and the National Board meeting in conjunction with the National President’s Dinner & the Sean MacBride award in Philadelphia on the weekend of October 7th-9th.

We are asking those who can attend the Mass and reception on May 21st to contact Ed Wallace at 315-686-3917 / ewallac2@twcny.rr.com as we will need a head count as soon as possible.

In conjunction with the 175th anniversary, we have an add journal which will be distributed at the President’s Dinner for those advertisers attending or will be mailed to all others. This Journal will be a history of the AOH for the last 175 years, as well as any division, county or state board who wants to write the history of their entity and sponsor that page. Our Historian, Mike McCormack is the chairman of that committee with Tom O’Donnell as the person to contact to write your own history or sponsor a page. The Journal Committee, besides Mike and Tom consists of Phil Gallagher, John Ridge, John Gara and others who wish to contribute. Contacts for both of these men are: Mike McCormack 631-732-1390 / aohbard@optonline.net and Tom O’Donnell 215-698-7434 / nlnod@comcast.net

For the celebration we have struck a Commemorative Coin. These are a beautiful bronze coin with one of the oldest AOH Logo’s (1890′s) on the front side and the Statue of Liberty and the Liberty Bell on the reverse side. Jere Cole is the chairman for the coins and Sean Pender is also on this committee. Jere Cole can be contacted at : 973-632-7914 or jcole4838@aol.com. Sean Pender at paddyspeed@yahoo.com You may purchase a coin immediately so you get a lower number as all coins are numbered and will be sold in the order they are received.   A form and a check must accompany each purchase so a list of numbers can be tracked. The form will be in each digest until the August/September edition.

The dinner committee will be chaired by Ed Dougherty & Nancy Cullen. Ed can be contacted at: 215-338-4315 or eddoc215@verizon.net and Nancy’s contact is 215-322-0223 or ncp806@verizon.net More information will follow.

We are asking all division, county and state boards to celebrate our 175th year in existence. Take the time to write the history of your division, county or state or if you are relatively new or do not want to write the history, sponsor one of the many pages written by our National Historian. We are also asking each division, county and state to celebrate our anniversary throughout the entire year with a mass at some point and for our State Conventions to do something special to commemorate this pinnacle of our Order. How many organizations do you know who have achieved this honor of being in existence for 175 consecutive years? Right after the New Year a mass mailing will be sent out with all the information, forms, contact information and everything you will need to partake in this special time of our Organization’s festivities.

You may contact the Ad Journal Committee, Tom O’Donnell, Commemorative Coin Chairman Jere Cole or Sean Pender, or Dinner Committee co Chairs Ed Dougherty or Nancy Cullen immediately for more information, to purchase coins, to sponsor or submit History ads or the make reservations for the dinner. ALL OF THEIR CONTACT IS ABOVE.

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